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Re: New editor's draft of the HTML/XML TF Report

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:19:31 +0200
To: public-html-xml@w3.org, "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Message-ID: <op.v2e8utiy64w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:45:57 +0200, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/2010/html-xml/snapshot/

I cannot make it tomorrow (nor next Tuesday). As it happens I am traveling  
to Oslo and back those days. Sorry!

I do not feel too strongly, and please publish if this is all that is  
holding the document back, but I do think a comment I made earlier still  
stands. The comparison between how HTML instructs an agent to "recover  
 from markup errors" whereas XML is unforgiving is skewed. I think the  
reality is more that HTML creates a tree out of any given input and XML  
defines a number of conditions that will not result in a tree. I think  
this is important because of the apparent perception that an HTML parser  
is somehow vastly more complex than its XML counterpart. See e.g.  
https://plus.google.com/103429767916333774260/posts/R6dPzhbc94R for an  
example of that.


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 26 September 2011 15:20:14 UTC

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